Editorials

Safe consumption and drug addiction and its related problems were up for public debate this week as the City of Nanaimo held a hearing to consider rezoning for a permanent supervised consumption site on Wesley Street. (Photo submitted)

Editorial: Ideas needed in drug crisis

Nanaimo will put off a permanent supervised consumption site, but there’s a will to find solutions

Safe consumption and drug addiction and its related problems were up for public debate this week as the City of Nanaimo held a hearing to consider rezoning for a permanent supervised consumption site on Wesley Street. (Photo submitted)
This summer’s byelection will be a midterm vote of sorts and a chance to adjust the mix at the Nanaimo city council table. (The News Bulletin)

Editorial: Byelection is a refresher

This summer’s byelection will be a midterm vote of sorts in Nanaimo

This summer’s byelection will be a midterm vote of sorts and a chance to adjust the mix at the Nanaimo city council table. (The News Bulletin)
Heritage Days organizers say this year’s parade, set for Sunday (May 21), will be more true to the heritage theme. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Celebrate our heritage

There’s every reason why Heritage Days can be a source of pride here

Heritage Days organizers say this year’s parade, set for Sunday (May 21), will be more true to the heritage theme. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
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There are fresh fish to catch in Nanaimo's lakes
One person hurt as pickup and compact car crash at Bowen and Wakesiah
Nanaimo Art Gallery exhibit explores the ways people think about place
Vehicle smashes all the way into business on Bowen Road
Premier Christy Clark visits the Nanaimo riding during a campaign stop earlier this month. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Editorial: Close vote benefits B.C.

B.C. may well end up with the same governing party – but things won’t be the same

Premier Christy Clark visits the Nanaimo riding during a campaign stop earlier this month. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
It’s election day and we’re about to find out how voters were listening, to whom they were listening, and what they heard. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Every vote is important

Today (May 9) is voting day, the climax and the conclusion of the B.C. general election

It’s election day and we’re about to find out how voters were listening, to whom they were listening, and what they heard. (NEWS BULLETIN file)
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

The only wasted vote is a vote not cast

As we head to the polls May 9, there is only one…

  • May 8, 2017
The only wasted vote is a vote not cast
As housing costs rise here and elsewhere, we like to believe that people can afford to live in Nanaimo. (The News Bulletin)

Editorial: Affordability top-of-mind

The City of Nanaimo adopted terms of reference for its first-ever affordable housing strategy

As housing costs rise here and elsewhere, we like to believe that people can afford to live in Nanaimo. (The News Bulletin)
Safe consumption must continue to be available in our community and supported by all levels of government via resources and services. (BLACK PRESS file)

Editorial: Overdose crisis needs local response

Supervised consumption isn’t a solution, but it’s a critical response to an crisis that is ongoing

Safe consumption must continue to be available in our community and supported by all levels of government via resources and services. (BLACK PRESS file)
The Clippers Hockey Society, a non-profit, is now seeking new members. Those who pitch in don’t exactly become owners – the society is the owner – but that’s really just a technicality. (Image submitted)

Editorial: Own a share of the Clippers

The Nanaimo Clippers Hockey Society is now seeking new members

The Clippers Hockey Society, a non-profit, is now seeking new members. Those who pitch in don’t exactly become owners – the society is the owner – but that’s really just a technicality. (Image submitted)
There’s a lot to think about when we think about Earth Day, and there are things we can do, great and small. (File photo)

Editorial: Environment gets our votes

Environmental issues should matter to all political parties, because voters care

  • Apr 19, 2017
There’s a lot to think about when we think about Earth Day, and there are things we can do, great and small. (File photo)
Next month’s provincial election is about all of British Columbia, but we hope candidates here make it about Vancouver Island and Nanaimo, too. (The News Bulletin)

Editorial: Island issues pique interest

We’re anxious to see who will advocate for us in Nanaimo and on Vancouver Island

Next month’s provincial election is about all of British Columbia, but we hope candidates here make it about Vancouver Island and Nanaimo, too. (The News Bulletin)
Now that we have a new digital platform with which to share Nanaimo’s news, we’re energized about making the most of it. (The News Bulletin)

Editorial: News coming more quickly

As many of you may have noticed, we launched a completely new website last month

Now that we have a new digital platform with which to share Nanaimo’s news, we’re energized about making the most of it. (The News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo Pride Society is asking that the two monochrome crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion streets be painted in rainbow colours to complete the ‘square.’ (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Editorial: Colour more crosswalks

Pride Week in Nanaimo is something to be proud of and it should be supported

  • Apr 6, 2017
The Nanaimo Pride Society is asking that the two monochrome crosswalks at the intersection of Commercial and Bastion streets be painted in rainbow colours to complete the ‘square.’ (NEWS BULLETIN file)
Canada is something of a wild west for weed, and that’s creating challenges.

Editorial: Pot decisions downloaded

It’s high time for federal pot laws and it’s been high time for awhile now.

  • Mar 30, 2017
Canada is something of a wild west for weed, and that’s creating challenges.
City council says the downtown industrial waterfront is ready for development, but we don’t think the community is ready to make any decisions. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)

Editorial: Waterfront is waiting

We don’t think the community is ready to make any decisions.

  • Mar 24, 2017
City council says the downtown industrial waterfront is ready for development, but we don’t think the community is ready to make any decisions. (NEWS BULLETIN photo)